deviated septum

noun
de·​vi·​at·​ed septum | \ ˌdē-vē-ˌāt-əd- How to pronounce deviated septum (audio) \

Medical Definition of deviated septum

: deviation of the nasal septum from its normal position that results from a developmental abnormality or trauma and may be asymptomatic or cause nasal obstruction and predispose to sinusitis and nosebleed

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“Deviated septum.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/deviated%20septum. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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